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BUSPAR AND VIVID DREAMS. PLEASE HELP.
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Does anyone taking Buspar have vivid dreams or wake up a few times in the middle of the night?  I just want to know if its the medication that is causing this.  If so, what should I suggest to make it stop?  I don't really want to go on a new medication in fear of getting dependent on it.  thanks!
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Yes, I was on Buspar for a few days, and it made me really groggy, so i started taking it at night to sleep through the side effects, and it made me have so very intense life like dreams that woke me up alot. Also, you need to be careful because you may become dependent on the Buspar. It had withdraw effects, and it's only supposed to be used short-term. Good luck!!!
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Yes.  I was on Buspar for a couple of weeks and I had vivid dreams to the point that I couldn't get back to sleep.  I also had several other side effects that I just couldn't take so I quit taking it.
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Buspar is considered NON addictive in the sense that it wont kill you while going through "withdraws"
Its NOT addictive like Heroin, Benzos, Opiates, Coke, etc...
Its actually prefered to try for anxiety before a Doc puts a person on a Benzodiazapine.
Now, just like any other Physc med...they all have disountinuation syndrome, but Buspar is a non narcotic, so its not like if you take it for a week or so like your going to go through bad withdraws
It has been approved for long term use........but I myself dont trust the FDA
The Doc made a good choice trying you on that before he put you on a benzo."Benzos are highly addictive"

Ive noticed myself all Physc meds give me crazy dreams, sometimes I kinda like em, lol
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Yes Buspar made me have vivid dreams about the very thing I didnt want to think about - the husband who left me!!! Id have dreams where he would make me cry and say how much he didnt care about me...I couldnt sleep after that....I prefer xanax. I asked the Dr for xanax but they say benzos are additctive...i say: ALL DRUGS are addictive...And if Im prescribed Buspar 3x/day vs Xanax PRN, which is REALLY making you worse? Doctors are not God. You know your body ...fight for what works.had to goto a therapist, and 3 Drs before my therapist saw I was under hih stress and needed the xanax for my panic attacks. None of the other stuff is fast acting. Guess the saleforce doesnt psuh as much sincebenzos speak for themselves.THEY WORK FOR PANIC AND ANXIETY!!!!
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I have noticed that while taking BuSpar I have extremely vivid dreams, that are almost always unpleasant.  Its not an every once in a while thing either.  I just got back on BuSpar and the dreams have started again. These wild dreams are EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, and are so disturbing it takes me at least an hour to get back to sleep.  With so many people commenting about this same specific side effect it does make me feel better that I'm not the only one.
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This is exactly what is happening to me, I have been taking Benzo family scripts for years now, and with my new doctor I am being tapered off and switching to Buspar. Literally, every single night since I began taking Buspar daily, I have been having VERY vivid and almost always extremely unpleasant dreams, causing me to wake up usually a couple times in a night and am so disgusted by my nightmares that it's hard to fall asleep again. The odd thing about this is prior to beginning this medication, it was extremely rare for me to dream, and I would always sleep through the entire night undisturbed (heavy sleeper). I feel reassured knowing that I am not the only one experiencing this.
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This is a really old thread, if you want to start a new thread, you'll get more input.  I just wanted to say that some of what you're experiencing could be from the benzo taper.  How long were you taking benzos, which one(s), and how were you taking it?
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I have never taken any Benzo's and when I started buspar I had such terrible nightmares I had to start taking antidepressants because I started dreaming about past issues that troubled me and I thought I had been over. I cried almost every day and had to stop taking it. I just klonopin now at night at it usually lasts me through the next day unless I have a stressful situation then I will take it. Buspar helped the anxiety but the dreams were too much. I guess it's just up to you if the benefits outweigh the risks. In my case it did not.
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Ive been on buspar for headaches after a concussion. Its been 4 months now. Since our car accident. The headaches remain. Nothing gets rid of them. The Dr. Upped my dosage of buspar and now I am unable to sleep. I am having very vivid grotesque dreams. Monster and demons type stuff. The most sleep I get is roughly an hour at a time due to them. As I write this I have been up for almost 40 hours as the pain in my head is so bad. Most of my dreams start with these demon things and end in me being electrocuted or burned alive.    I thought these pills were supposed to help.   Oh and lets not forget the fact that they make you so light headed you have to lay down for a half hour after taking them. I dont have many options on meds as I refuae to take anything addicting.
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First, Buspar doesn't have much of a record of helping with much of anything, so there's that.  It does help some people, and maybe it's been found to help those with post-concussion problems, but any drug that makes you feel worse is just the wrong drug to be taking.  As for your addiction concern, even drugs that aren't technically labeled as addictive can be just as hard to take and stop taking as drugs labeled addictive.  Antidepressants are just as bad as benzos to stop taking for most people, for example, even though they're not labeled as addictive and the benzos are.  That shouldn't be your main concern -- either you're going to try medication or you're going to try something else -- there is a whole field of medicine, natural medicine, that might help you, including acupuncture, meditation, etc.  But if you're going to use medication for anything that affects brain neurotransmitters, it's going to be like taking addictive drugs anyway.  Can't tell you what to do, only the reality of these types of medication.  
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Vivid Dreams, More Like Vivid Nightmares! I wasn’t on any other medication other than Amlodipine for prehypertension and I’ve been on Buspar for one week now. The past two nights I’ve had really bad nightmares that woke me up. I don’t usually dream or remember dreaming when I’m sleep and I certainly don’t have nightmares but now I am having them. I take one 7.5mg Buspar in the morning and one at night and it seems to have helped with my anxiety some but I will be discontinuing my use.
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